Spring-2014: Percussionist Luis Tabuenca in Residence

By | February 24, 2014

Spanish percussionist Luis Tabuenca is in residence in the Music Department this spring semester working on pieces by Yu Nakai, Elizabeth Hoffman, and Jaime Oliver. He is a fantastic musician and will be a wonderful resource for the department. Please feel free to contact him. More information below:

ARRITMIA Composed and performed by Luis Tabuenca from LUIS TABUENCA on Vimeo.



Percussionist, improviser, composer Luis Tabuenca was born in Zaragoza, Spain. For the past years he has focused on contemporary and experimental percussion music both as a performer and a composer. Tabuenca is also an active artist in the international improvising music scene. He studied in Europe and USA with Steven Schick, Miquel Bernat, and George Elie Octors. He has taken classes with soloists of music ensembles such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Ensemble Recherche. He is a former member of the Red Fish Blue Fish Ensemble (USA), the Jeunesses Musicales International Orchestra, and the Ensemble Reserche Academy (Germany), among others. He has toured in Europe, Asia, and America, performing in festivals like the Münstersommer Summer Festival (Freiburg, Germany), the Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles, USA), the Newbury Spring Festival (Newbury, England), International Performance Festival (Bogotá, Colombia), the LUX Festival (Sevilla, Spain) and the International Contemporary Music Festival (Alicante, Spain).

As an improviser Luis has played with Dafna Naphtali, Seijiro Murayama, Naomi Sato, Wade Matthews, Alessandra Rombolá, Julio Camarena, Artur Vidal, Ken Slaven, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Ruth Barberán, Lali Barriere, Juan Matos Capote, Miguel Angel Garcia, and Hector Rey.

Luis Tabuenca’s compositions explore the borderlines between improvised and composed music. He has created music for solo percussion, contemporary dance, and documentaries. He has collaborated with choreographers and visual artists.

Luis has recorded for Aural Terrains, Mode Records, RTVE, RAI and Verso. He has been honored in percussion competitions and he has received awards by the Government of Aragon, the Ministry of Culture of Spain, and the Fulbright Commission. Luis Tabuenca is founder and Artistic Director of the experimental music festival FAT (Festival de Audio Tangente). He is head of the Percussion Department at the Burgos Music Conservatory, Spain.

More info: www.luistabuenca.com

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